Careers 2018-11-09T14:21:40+00:00

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We have a vacancy for a Pharmaceutical Development Director.

Blueberry’s vision is to bring high value, innovative medicines to the market that make a real difference to patients’ lives. We are now growing, and looking for a part time Pharmaceutical Development Director to join our successful team. If you have the skills listed below, enjoy working in a dynamic, exciting environment, and really want to have a positive impact on patients’ lives, then we’d love to hear from you.

Pharmaceutical Development Director

This role will be 2-3 days/week with the scope and flexibility to develop into a full-time position.

Key duties will include:

  • Lead pharmaceutical development projects across our early and late stage programs, in partnership with CMOs/CROs
  • Build and maintain effective, positive working relationships with CMOs/CROs
  • Work with the Chief Scientific Officer, senior team and external partners to build fully integrated project plans; developing manufacturing strategies and related activities to deliver new products for early clinical testing through to commercial-readiness
  • Proactively manage projects to identify issues in timing, resources and funding to prevent delays in project milestones. Including providing solutions for issues and development of risk mitigation plans
  • Assist the Financial Director and senior team with the forecasting and management of pharmaceutical development budgets.
  • Work with regulatory leads and CROs to support pharmaceutical development planning for regulatory filings worldwide, including licensing applications
  • Work with Preclinical team to develop strategies for advanced forms, using a Quality by Design approach
  • Write and review documents for INDs/regulatory section submissions and represent the company as the pharmaceutical development expert before U.S. and European regulatory authorities
  • Prepare, review and edit cGMP batch records, CMC Regulatory and Quality documents
  • Prepare technical reports, publications and oral presentations

The knowledge, skills and abilities we are looking for:


  • PhD or MS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Science, or related scientific discipline
  • At least 5 years’ relevant experience in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology pharmaceutical development/cGMP environment
  • Background in drug formulation, ideally topical, including CMC and clinical drug supply
  • Proven experience in building relationships and managing collaborations with external CMOs/CROs
  • A team player with strong project management skills
  • Experienced with cGMP manufacturing and IND, CTA and NDA filings; thorough knowledge of relevant FDA and EMEA regulations
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral


  • Experience in supply chain management
  • Able to identify and resolve critical issues
  • Flexibility and the willingness to get involved with other activities that support the development of our drug programs
  • Experience in implementing technical, strategic and operational plans

To apply for this role, please email Susie at with your covering letter and CV.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Once sufficient suitable applications have been received, the recruitment window will close.

To recruitment companies: Blueberry Therapeutics will not be accepting applications or CVs via recruiters. Any unsolicited emails, phone calls or CVs will not be acknowledged.

Drugs in our pipeline
Patents and exclusives licences
Billion dollars in commercial potential

T: 01625 238776

Blueberry Therapeutics Ltd
Blueberry Therapeutics, Mereside, Alderley Park, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, SK10 4TG.